What are the Three Main Areas of Catering Equipment at a Wedding?

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What are the Three Main Areas of Catering Equipment at a
Wedding?
Weddings are always hectic occasions. For the happy couple, they have to go through all
the trouble of catering. They have to determine the menus, what their guests are going to
expect, and how to execute the plan from start to finish. Whether you need bakery
equipment or bar equipment, you are going to have to negotiate the three mains stages
of wedding catering.
In this article, we are going to go through each aspect of it, so you know exactly what you
can anticipate.
The Staging
Catering does not begin with the moment someone puts a fork into his or her mouths. It
starts with the moment the guests see the dining area. This is the staging area and it sets
the tone for the entire event.
Your caterers will need to decide on what tables and chairs work best. It is not just in the
decor. It can be a logistical nightmare if they do not have fixed numbers on the number of
adults and children who will be attending.
It is your job to take into account both the decor of the venue and the sort of message you
want to transmit to your guests. Are you looking for something overly casual or fashionably
elegant? You have to decide on all this before you even get to the food!
The Serving
How are you going to serve the food?
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It sounds like an obvious question, but this can be a tricky area to negotiate. The first
question will be whether you are going to be employing servers or whether this is going to
be a buffet dinner. If you do employ servers, you are going to have to direct them in their
duties, which add a completely new dimension of complexity.
You also have to take into account aspects like the napkins, the plates, and the glasses. As
well as catering for the adults, you will need to decide on a separate serving arrangement
for the kids. This could involve swapping glass for plastic and removing many of the fancier
serving details you would encounter at the adult's table.
The Food
You should have already come to a decision on the food before the event. If you have, you
need to have the catering equipment in place to maintain this food. Remember, hot food
is often cooked long before it is actually on the table ready to eat. In this case, you would
need to have warming equipment to stop it from going cold. The same principle applies for
cold desserts and drinks.
How Much Are You Responsible For?
It depends entirely on your arrangement with the catering company. You may be lucky
enough to have a catering manager who can handle all the catering for you and you only
have to turn up. If you are deciding to take it on yourself, you will have to plan each stage
of the catering process well in advance.
Overall, catering can be broken down into three individual stages. This makes the process
more manageable and enables you to see exactly what part of the process you are at.
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http://www.kidcateringequipment.com
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